As Julie Chen told us last week, the four evicted "Big Brother" jury members will compete live to re-enter the house on Thursday. While we don't know who the fourth competitor will be, we do know that Becky Burgess, Shelli Poole and Jackie Ibarra will be playing so let's take a look at the threat each poses to the houseguests should they be the ones to get back in the game. Hurry – make your "Big Brother" predictions now for a chance to win our $100 Amazon gift certificate. It's fun and easy, so get started by scrolling down to predict which jury member will return.
A potentially important tidbit that was left off of the live show on Thursday is that Becky severely hurt her foot in the OTEV Veto comp last week. She hurt it so bad that for her final days in the house she was unable to walk and the house was debating voting out John McGuire instead since Becky probably couldn't compete. Because she's in the jury (and off the live feeds) there's no telling what kind of state she's in, and depending on her health and the physical demands of the comp Becky may not have a chance of winning. Gold Derby odds to return: 3/2
I refuse to give up on the assertion that Shelli is one of the best players in "Big Brother" history. A bona fide challenge beast, Shelli should be the frontrunner to win this comp. Given the couple of weeks she's had to bond with Jackie in the jury house, if Shelli re-enters expect her to go for the jugular and do everything in her power to dismantle "Austin's Angels." The Sixth Sense alliance chose Vanessa Rousso over Shelli so all ties there will be severed and a reunion with Steve, John or both of them could make for another big shift in power. Gold Derby odds to return: 2/1
Blindsided by Steve Moses at the live double eviction, Jackie is out for revenge on Vanessa. With only two previous challenge wins under her belt, it's hard to say how big of a threat Jackie truly poses as a competitor. What can be said for Jackie though is that she isn't afraid to take risks, go for broke and get blood on her hands. Should she re-enter a house with James Huling and Meg Maley still there, the three would be an interesting antithesis to the dominating #Austwins. Gold Derby odds to return: 11/2
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Photo: Becky and Julie. Credit: CBS